Dr. Robert McKowen, MD

Dr. Robert McKowen, MD

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Cardiac Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
66 y/o
(17)

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Dr. Robert McKowen, MD is a cardiac surgery specialist in Houston, TX and has been practicing for 33 years. He specializes in cardiac surgery, cardiovascular surgery, and more.

West Houston Cardiovascular Associates

12121 Richmond Ave Ste 325

Houston, TX 77082
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. McKowen performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Limb Swelling
very high
more than 99% of peers
Thrombosis
very high
more than 97% of peers

Dr. McKowen's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

6  Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Endovascular Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*

95  Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Artery Stenosis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Chronic Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Aneurysms of the Great Vessels
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dissecting Aneurysm
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • False Aneurysm
  • Femoral Aneurysm
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Heart Tumors, Malignant
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Iliac Aneurysm
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Popliteal Aneurysm
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Ruptured Aneurysm
  • Saccular Aneurysm
  • Septal Defect
  • Suprarenal Aneurysm
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Compression
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Hypertension
  • Venous Insufficiency
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University of Richmond
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1974
  • Medical College Of Virgnia
    Medical School | Graduated 1978
  • NYU-Bellevue Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1980
  • Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Allegheny General Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1985
  • Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Denver Children's Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1985

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. McKowen has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. McKowen's Reviews

2.8
Likelihood of recommending Dr. McKowen to family and friends
17 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (17)

  • 5
    (7)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (3)
  • 1
    (7)

Dr. McKowen's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    GOOD
  • Answers questions

    GOOD
  • Time well spent

    GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    31 to 45 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Seen him 1 time while was in the hospital 9 days. Nurse could not answer question and could not get responts from dr. Not once did dr are assistant check wounds. Left hospital with infection & fungus. - operated 2nd time to clean up infection. Never seen dr while in hospital. Fixing to have 3rd...more
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Extremely skilled surgeon. He has built a hand-picked team of knowledgeable professionals to work with him. They have been with him for many years and they have ultimate respect for him. He performed a quadruple bypass on me. He gave me my life back. The whole experience was handled so well. No...more
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